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Easy Everyday Vegetable Stir-Fry

We had a couple days of unbelievable sunshine and warmth here in Dublin this week (though today it has turned cloudy and cool). In true la belle vie style my husband made the last minute decision to take a vacation day and we skedaddled off to Portmarnock beach. It...

Delicious Detox Beetroot, Avocado and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t believe I ever saw a single beetroot growing up. Never even thought much about that strange dirt cloaked root until I grew up and planted a garden. I fell in love with beets after tasting my very first homegrown beet baby, pulled from the soil just minutes...

Celebrate the Season: Spring Pea, Spinach and Fennel Soup

June is the height of spring, when the garden really starts producing. You can see pink radish shoulders poking out of the soil, voluptuous bunches of salad greens and perfect pea pods dangling from delicate trellised vines. It’s an exciting time for a gardener,...

Foolproof Fish: Salmon Cooked in a Parchment Paper Bag

  Let’s talk about fish… First of all, fish is SO good for you   Especially oily fish, like salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, lake trout and tuna. These fishes are rich in omega-3 fatty acids—essential for your brain, your mental/emotional function...

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Coeliac Disease

I have a confession to make: for a long time I didn’t take coeliac disease seriously. Back in 2007, when I worked in a fine dining French restaurant, gluten-free was just becoming a thing. To chefs and waiters it was an annoyance, right up there with being allergic to...